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In 2015, Legislatures Look at Education Data Use Read More.
April 28, 2015

Highlights of ESEA Mark Up: Data Collection and Use Read More.
April 15, 2015

EdData Privacy Update 4/10/2015 Read More.
April 10, 2015

admin posted on Wed, 2015-04-29 17:12

Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act an Important Step Forward

Bill increases student data privacy protections while ensuring data can be used in service of learning 

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2015)— Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) today released the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, a bill aimed at safeguarding student privacy. Following are the remarks of Aimee Rogstad Guidera, President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, a national nonprofit that advocates for the safe, effective use of education data to improve student achievement:

As our school systems move into the digital age, we believe that the federal government has a role in prioritizing student data privacy and security and building trust in the use of student information.

admin posted on Tue, 2015-04-28 19:03

Child Welfare and Education Agencies Can Support Students Using #FosterData

In honor of #NationalFosterCareMonth, we're teaming up with the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education and the Juvenile Law Center to host a Twitter chat on how we can support students in foster care using #FosterData. We'll be joined by a host of experts and leaders in foster care and education policy fields.

How You Can Join In

admin posted on Tue, 2015-04-28 14:38

National Organizations Release Recommendations on the Federal Role in Student Data Privacy

The Data Quality Campaign Stresses Clarity, Coordination, and Capacity Building

Brennan Parton posted on 4/28/2015

In 2015, Legislatures Look at Education Data Use

With access to current education data, education and child welfare agencies can work together to help students in foster care, who often are highly mobile, by supporting them with needed education supports, helping smooth transitions between schools, coordinating to address attendance and discipline issues, and more. 

Paige Kowalski posted on 4/15/2015

Highlights of ESEA Mark Up: Data Collection and Use

Preparing Students for Jobs: Ensuring Student Success in the Workforce shows which states securely link limited K–12 data with postsecondary education and workforce data to evaluate which programs, schools, and pathways help students to be successful in college and careers.

Rachel Anderson posted on 4/10/2015

EdData Privacy Update 4/10/2015
Empowering Parents with Data: Nashville's Data Chats

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) are using "data chats" to turn school relationships from student-teacher to student-parent-teacher to empower everyone involved in a student's education with the tools they need for success. Watch MNPS's family engagement strategy in Empowering Parents with Data: Nashville's Data Chats